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Manchester Film Festival Announces 2018 Line Up

MANIFF Official Selection 2018

Over 100 feature and short films will be screened as part of the four-day film festival this March

Manchester Film Festival has announced its full film line-up for 2018 with over 100 feature films, documentaries, animation, music, experimental and short films screening at the four-day festival.

Taking place at Odeon Great Northern between 1st to 4th March, this year’s festival aims to break away from the generic film festival format of branding and stranding by ditching the traditional category...

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ALFIE BOE: ON THE WHEELS OF A DREAM follows the world-famous tenor as he attempts to crossover from the world of opera to contemporary rock

It’s fair to say that Alfie Boe certainly knows how to belt out a tune. Since his rendition of BRING HIM HOME at the 2010 LES MISERABLES 25th Anniversary performance at the O2 Arena, the singer’s career has grown from strength to strength, leading to four top ten albums, a sell-out 2013 UK tour and over one million album sales to his name...

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Manchester Film Festival Announces Full Line-Up for 2017 Festival


More than 90 films will be screened at the four day weekend festival

The Manchester Film Festival has announced the full line-up for its 2017 festival which will take place from 2 to 5 March at Odeon Printworks Manchester.

More than 90 films will be screened at the four day weekend festival, with confirmed special guest appearances from actor Timothy Spall, Karen Allen and Stef Dawson.

Three main strands form part of this year’s festival including a new RISING STARS strand which will showcase e...

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Film Review: Animated Shorts – #MANIFF2016

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Lola Maguire reviews eight animation shorts at MANIFF 2016

Eight animation shorts made their UK premiere at the 2016 Manchester Film Festival followed by a special Q&A with several of the filmmakers.

Yuting Hsueh’s CGI animation opens to several inanimate test dummies suspended in the seated position, one of whom is a different colour to the other...

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Film Review: THE PAPER STORE – #MANIFF2016

The Paper Store Film

Stef Dawson as Annalee and Penn Badgley as Sigurd in THE PAPER STORE. Photo: Richard Sands © 2015

Dark, witty and intelligent, THE PAPER STORE is the ultimate tale of romance and revenge set in academia

Truth and lies take on a new dimension in THE PAPER STORE, a dark academic comedy about a former college student who forges essays for cash.

Based on the acclaimed play 516 (five-sixteen) by Katharine Clark Gray, THE PAPER STORE tells the story of Annalee, an academic ghost writer who works in t...

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Film Review: BROKE – #MANIFF2016

Broke Film

Hard-hitting, moving and inspiring, BROKE is an intimate tale of redemption, compassion and forgiveness

The topical issue of gambling in the NRL world is thrown into the limelight in Heath Davis’ new debut feature film BROKE, a story of a disgraced sports star and gambling addict who attempts to turn his life around with the support of his number one fan.

The story begins when ageing rail worker Cec, finds his former footy hero turned gambling addict, Ben “BK” Kelly, passed out one evening...

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No Limits Impossible Is Just A Word Film

Tim Hahne brings Alex Zanardi’s inspirational true story to the big screen with NO LIMITS: IMPOSSIBLE IS JUST A WORD

When Alex Zanardi lost both of his legs in an almost fatal crash at the Lausitzring in Germany in 2001, many believed his open-wheel racing career was over. Less than two years later, the Italian racing driver was back behind the wheel competing in the FIA World Touring Car Championship...

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Memories on Stone Film

Dark, touching and ambitious, MEMORIES ON STONE is a touching and endearing film about Kurdistan’s inescapable past

Following a successful run at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and the Munich International Film Festival, Shawkat Amin Korki’s award-winning film MEMORIES ON STONE makes its UK premiere at the 2016 Manchester Film Festival.

Written and directed by Shawkat Amin Korki, MEMORIES ON STONE tells the story of childhood friends Hussein and Alan who decide to decide to produce a film about...

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Despite the Falling Snow 4

Gripping, tragic and beautifully shot, DESPITE THE FALLING SNOW is a love story set amid the Soviet dictatorship

Writer and director Shamim Sarif brings her bestselling novel DESPITE THE FALLING SNOW to the big screen with an all-star cast including Rebecca Ferguson, Charles Dance, Sam Reid and Anthony Head.

Set in 1950s Soviet Moscow, DESPITE THE FALLING SNOW tells the story of Katya, a beautiful young spy for America who falls in love with an idealistic Communist politician named Alexander...

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Everything You Need To Know About The 2016 Manchester Film Festival


Everything you need to know about the 2016 Manchester Film Festival, from venue locations to ticket availability

After its successful inaugural year in 2015, the Manchester International Film Festival makes a welcome return to the city this March, showcasing a strong slate of bold new films.

Film fans came out in their thousands last year to visit the festival which took place between the 10th and 12th July at the AMC Manchester...

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